Earth Day 3-Year Anniversary!

This Earth Day April 22 marks the three-year anniversary of the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund — and the three-year anniversary of the Fund’s partnership with Animal Place’s Food for Thought program, which helps nonprofit organizations adopt vegan menu policies for events. Many years earlier, Animal Place had inspired Greg and me to become vegetarian,…

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Happy 10th birthday to Charlie!

Happy 10th birthday to Charlie, foaled April 11, 2009. The youngest member of my three-horse herd, he has nevertheless established himself with Henry (age 21) and Caroline (est. age 12) as the herd leader. Thoroughbreds can live to age 30 or more with proper care — but every year on U.S. tracks, hundreds of horses die at…

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Q1 2019 Report

The Fund made grants to four programs during the first quarter of 2019 – and these programs made history for animals. 1 – The Fund renewed its support for White Coat Waste Project (WCW) for the third consecutive year. This quarter, a WCW coalition ended 37 years of U.S. Department of Agriculture toxoplasmosis studies which killed more…

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Historic moment for racehorses

On March 14, Los Angeles County’s Santa Anita Park racetrack announced an historic plan to implement the most stringent racehorse medication policy in North America, consistent with International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) standards–banning all race-day medications including the controversial drug Lasix, and banning the use of the whip “except as a corrective safety measure.” The…

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Gregory shirts support rescued monkeys

For one week from March 11 through March 18 at 11am EDT, Gregory shirts are being sold to help provide food, shelter, and loving care to more than 300 monkey residents of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.   Gregory is one of 26 squirrel monkeys released to Jungle Friends last year, after the Gregory J. Reiter Memorial…

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